New Bill Would Force Big Tech Firms To Disclose Censorship Requests From Governments

From THEFEDERALIST.COM

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced legislation Wednesday to combat the censorship campaign orchestrated by colluding Big Tech companies and governments all over the world, including the Biden Administration.

“Americans should know when governments – especially their own – request or pressure internet companies to censor legal speech,” Rubio said.

Rubio explained in a FOX News article Wednesday that the bill, the PRESERVE Online Speech Act, would “require technology companies to disclose any U. S. or foreign government requests or recommendations regarding content moderation” within seven days of the request.

It would also force the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to submit an annual report to Congress covering all government censorship requests and resulting actions from that year. Non-compliant firms will receive a daily fine of $50,000 that will be directed to the FCC to provide rural broadband access.

The legislation comes nearly two weeks after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki openly admitted that the Biden administration is conspiring … (Read more)